It looks like American Gladiators has snatched another MMA fighter away from the fold to join their spandexed ranks. Erin Toughill will be participating in the second season of the show, which is set to kick off early may. While I’m still kinda pissed at AG for stealing away the face of female MMA with Gina Carano, I’m not too sore about losing Toughill. She was pretty sick of the situation in women’s MMA and had basically ‘retired’ in 2007. I put the word ‘retired’ in quotes though because kids these days seem to think ‘retiring’ means taking six months to a year off.
Above you can see a video of the SmackGirl World ReMix tournament from 2004, where she KO’d two of her opponents before being disqualified in the finals for bullshit elbows. Her opponent knew she was losing and hammed it up like a motherfucker. Probably just another reason Erin is happy to be done with MMA. Here’s hoping she has more success in American Gladiators …. I just find it fucking lame that a lot of great female fighters are leaving the sport for something so goddamn cheeseball.